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Thread: Mixing quilting threads

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    Junior Member nature lover's Avatar
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    Mixing quilting threads

    I am wondering if it is a bad idea to mix 100% cotton thread for top quilting and 65 polyester/35 cotton blend for bobbin thread? I bought the perfect colors but did not consider this factor? Thanks for any input.
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    This is perfectly acceptable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nature lover View Post
    I am wondering if it is a bad idea to mix 100% cotton thread for top quilting and 65 polyester/35 cotton blend for bobbin thread? I bought the perfect colors but did not consider this factor? Thanks for any input.
    One of the things I have on my list of things to try is a double eye needle. It's a single needle but it has two eyes so you can use two colors of thread at the same time. I haven't had just the right project to try it on yet.

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    I use size 70 poly in my bobbins with cotton thread on top for piecing. I've never wondered if that was okay or not. LOL
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    I mix them as well.

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    Cotton is good for piecing but not as good for quilting. If you do use cotton get a 3 ply #50. Superiorthreads.com has education on many subjects!

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    I often mix thread fibers---generally cotton in the bobbin & polyester in the top- mainly because with my high-speed long arm cotton threads break every couple inches when I try to use them on the top- they work fine in the bobbin though...I've also used silk on top with cotton in bobbin & wool thread in bobbin with cotton on top (with my domestic machine) mixing fibers is fine.
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    Thanks for the input, appreciate it!!
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    Should work just fine!

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